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What causes dandruff? How can I treat it?

What causes dandruff? How can I treat it?

Yeast: Dandruff is seborrhiec dermatitis in the scalp. This is due to an overgrowth of yeast named pityrosporum ovale. Some make sebum (oils) especially preferential for them to grow. If your immune system reacts to it, your skin becomes inflamed red and flaky, thus the dandruff. Start by using head and shoulder, nizoral, (ketoconazole) neutrogena tgel or tsal shampoo, lather and leave in for 5-10min before rinsing. ...Read more

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Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


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Dandruff that is not treatable by any medication can be treated permanantly?

Dandruff that is not treatable by any medication can be treated permanantly?

No permanent cure: Dandruff is a chronic disorder of the skin that can be controlled or stabilized but there is not a cure. It tends to keep recurring especially when the scalp is dry or if irritated or stressed. ...Read more

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What is dandruff caused by?

Depends: Dandruff is flaking of the scalp. It can be simple shedding of skin. Can be due to sun burn. Can be due to infection, inflammation or other acute causes. Mostly, however, it is due to seborrheic dermatitis. This is an inflammation of the skin often due to a low grade fungal infection or a reaction to oils in the scalp. Best treated with tar shampoos or antifungal shampoos. Maybe topicals. ...Read more

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How would you treat dandruff?

How would you treat dandruff?

Dandruff: Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off of the scalp. If you have dark hair or you’re wearing dark colors, you may notice the flakes in your hair or on your shoulders. Dandruff may also make your scalp itch. https://www.aad.org/public/skin-hair-nails/hair-care/how-to-treat-dandruff ...Read more

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How do I treat child dandruff?

How do I treat child dandruff?

Dandruff: Neutrogena shampoo is quite effective, over the counter. Excesive water (bath, showers) can dry scalp and skin causing itchiness and irritation. Use tepid water, is better than hot water. ...Read more

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How can I treat severe dandruff?

How can I treat severe dandruff?

Prescription : prescription shampoo or oral medication may help. See your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat dandruff?

Dandruff Therapy: Ketoconazole shampoos (such as nizoral). Ketoconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal agent that may work when other shampoos fail. It's available over-the-counter as well as by prescription. ...Read more

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What causes chronic dandruff in a guy?

What causes chronic dandruff in a guy?

Could be Fungal: Chronic itching and flaking in the scalp can be many things from just bad dandruff, to a fungal infection called tinea capitis, to scalp psoriasis and more. If otc anti-dandruff shampoo is not helping, i would see a dermatologist. ...Read more